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Murder suspect's mother arrested, charged with accessory to murder

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videoA mother who may have been trying to protect her son in a local murder case, may end up serving more than four years in jail. Police arrested the mother of murder suspect Larry Thompson Wednesday night and charged her with accessory to murder. Investigators say Debra Thompson refused to tell police where her son was. They say she also withheld evidence from detectives. Full story...
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Local mother starts autism summer school

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videoA local mother of two autistic boys has turned the challenges of her situation into a blessing for many other families. She was able to single-handedly start a summer school for autistic children. Full story...
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Senate revives Wilmington riot bill in Wright-free measure

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State senators have at last acknowledged and expressed "profound regret" for the 1898 Wilmington race riot. Today, they unanimously approved a new resolution that bypasses the embattled lawmaker who originally proposed the step. Full story...
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New technology brings jobs to Wilmington

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videoNew jobs will soon be coming to the area, thanks to some new technology announced at the corning plant Wednesday. Officials say a new type of wire will make the flow of information faster, cheaper and better -- and it will be manufactured right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Car interiors reach dangerously high temps

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videoIt's August, in the middle of summer. And if you think it's hot out there, just consider how hot it can get inside of a car, without any air conditioning. Well, we wanted to show you. So, we bought a thermometer that we'll be placing on our dashboard, to show you the rising temperatures during one of the hottest times of the day. Full story...
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Wilmington apartment complex for sale after flooding

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videoA Wilmington apartment complex is on the market. The Pines Apartments off Shipyard Boulevard is the same complex that was flooded over the weekend. Realtors say the more than 170,000 square foot property is going for just over $9 million. Full story...
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Murder suspect turns self in

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A Wilmington man accused of murder turned himself in federal authorities this afternoon. Larry Thompson is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Morris Cuttino. Full story...
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City adopting 10-year plan to end homelessness

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Several major cities already use what's called a "ten-year plan" to end chronic homelessness. Now Wilmington is doing the same thing. A committee appointed by Mayor Bill Saffo has come up with a first draft of the plan. It calls for extending what is currently taking place in the City. Full story...
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Chamber: don't use convention center for political platform

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The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce thinks Harper Peterson is giving the future convention center a bum rap. The chamber says the convention center will bring jobs and economic prosperity to the City. Full story...
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Water restrictions remain in place

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Despite recent thundershowers, New Hanover County's Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect. Customers should remember always to conserve water as a matter of practice. This notice affects all New Hanover County Water and Sewer District Water Customers in the area bordered by the following. Full story...
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Attempted murder suspect under house arrest in Landfall

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videoAn attempted murder suspect turned himself in to authorities after five weeks in hiding. But he's no longer in the custody of sheriff's deputies. Mark Ackerman is actually under electronic house arrest at his parents' home in the gated community of Landfall. Ackerman is charged with attempted first-degree murder. Full story...
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Dog fighting is local problem

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videoVirginia isn't the only area where dog fighting occurs. Local animal control officers say it is a problem in our area. Animal Control Services Manager Jean McNeil said, "We have fighting that does go on inside our county." Full story...
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City Council candidates teaming up

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Harper Peterson is collaborating with a former mayoral candidate Jeff Kohl and Kevin Delahunty, running for political office for the first time. The three are hoping to create a majority on the City Council. Full story...
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WPD looking for shooting suspect

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Wilmington Police are looking for a shooting suspect. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of 30th Street. Tyrone Tyson of Wilmington was shot in the thigh by a man who claimed Tyson took his money. Full story...
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Community remembers anniversary of missing woman

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One year ago Monday a Wilmington woman went missing. Family and friends gathered in hopes to unearthing new information about her disappearance. Full story...
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